The regulator has been able to allocate numbers to BT and other telcos for free until now, but on Wednesday it announced a test of annual charges in a bid to relieve the shortage in some areas
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The UK's Competition Commission has backed Ofcom's plans for cutting mobile termination charges, and has agreed with BT that the cuts should go even deeper and arrive sooner
The telecoms regulator Ofcom has come up with new draft caps for how much BT Openreach can charge other ISPs for its wholesale line rental and for local loop unbundling.The reduced rates may lead to lower retail prices for consumers and businesses.
London fibre to the home pilot could involve 40,000 homes
Just after Ofcom closed a consultation that is expected to allow BT to raise its charges to rival ISPs for local loop unbundling, TalkTalk criticised the price increases as unnecessary
BT has announced a new roaming voucher for its business traveller customers, based largely on a tie-in with the soon-to-go-live iBahn network of hotel hotspots.It may offer relatively cheap surfing minutes (especially when compared with data roaming charges over the 3G networks) but I have to confess I find it roughly as straightforward as a John Prescott speech.
Victorious Thus, Tiscali and others have mild celebration then return to the attack
BT and Oftel come in for a roasting from government
The long-running UK telecoms battle may finally be drawing to an end, after Oftel once again rejected Freeserve's 'spurious' claims against BT
Some customer service bright spots but unanswered complaints a no-no
Oftel has ruled that BT has been overcharging for its wholesale unmetered Internet-access product, but ISPs may find better things to do with their savings than passing them on to customers
Oftel ruling clears BT but appeal by rival could be on the cards…
BT maintains an iron grip on the wholesale ADSL market as most of its rivals show little inclination to take advantage of local-loop unbundling, according to Oftel - which says it is happy with the situation
BT cuts the cost of its Datastream range, and lower business broadband prices could follow. But an Oftel investigation will continue
Despite an Oftel investigation looming large over the horizon, BT isn't backing down over its plans to reduce the cost of its wholesale ADSL products
The Competition Appeals Tribunal has granted Freeserve's appeal against an earlier Oftel decision, meaning a new inquiry into BT's alleged 'predatory pricing' of ADSL products
The trial - which allows faster upload speeds over broadband connections - follows a recent Oftel ruling on the issue, but BT insists the two are not connected
Boiling them in oil will be sufficient...
10-day deadline imposed for a fairer deal...
Freeserve's litany of complaints against BT has been dismissed by Oftel, which ruled that the telco has not been acting in an anti-competitive manner
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